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Quality inspection apprenticeship

During the first part of your training as a quality inspection apprentice you will learn basic machining and hand fitting skills by through a series of supervised machining tasks, in which you will manufacture of a number of useful engineering tools. 

You will attend a variety of lectures which will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the tools and techniques that you will be using. It will also give you more information about the materials, manufacturing equipment and processes that you will be following throughout your career.

 Apprentices work on a variety of machines within the academy including:

  • Centre lathes
  • Vertical and horizontal milling machines
  • Surface grinders
  • Pillar drills
  • Quality instrumentation

 In the second part of your training you will undertake a series of quality tasks. These are designed to prepare and expose you to the full spectrum of our plant and facilities and the work that you will undertake within the organisation.  Once on site, you will have the opportunity to complete more advanced quality tasks, involving more complex equipment and inspection techniques.

About You

  • A practical aptitude for engineering or technology
  • PC literate •Good communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Health and safety aware
  • Effective at following instructions
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods

 Qualifications gained during first two years

L3 Diploma in Engineering

Qualifications during the Apprenticeship can include:

  • Deeds of Apprenticeships
  • A career within AWE

Entry requirements

  • GCSE in Maths and English at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
  • GCSE in Science at Grade C or above

Applications

 Applications for this year are still open. Successful candidates will be invited to an assessment centre to complete a series of tests.  All applicants should be notified by mid-February.

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